Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Beginning with the first weekend of April, I asked (and organized) our Sunday School classes, grades 1 through 8, to paint pieces of a banner about Jesus.
The banner is entitled Jesus - Miracles and Parables
This is a photo of the banner.

It needed to be finished by the end of April.
I also sewed the paintings and sashing to create the banner.
It was hung, with other banners created by Sunday School classes
over the years.

This short video shows the various banners hanging in the sanctuary.

The next week was so busy that I was unable
to work on the other banner that was originally intended to be finished
by the first Friday in May.
The original banners were purchased for hanging in town a few years ago.
Rather than purchase a complete set of new banners this year,
it was decided to purchase a partial set and have volunteers
paint the blocked-out design on both sides of the old banners.

These photos show the banner I painted.

This depicts the William Coop and Friend sculpture
by Christopher Bennett.

This sculpture is found in Central Park.

This depicts the Leapfrog sculpture
by Christopher Bennett.

This sculpture is found in front of the Carnegie Library building
(the first Carnegie Library built west of the Mississippi River)
which now houses the Indian Hills Community College's
Fairfield Service Center.

Many of these banners are now hanging around the central part of Fairfield.
I'm sure the goal is to have them all hanging for June's First Friday Artwalk.

This has surely been a "Banner Month!" ;-)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Who Is It?

Borrowed from the Dellits' site:

Hmmmmm? :-)

Friday, May 2, 2008

This is from an e-mail I received today

These photos were taken at a beach in Ocean City, MD. Randy Hofman's creations wash away at the end of a day, due to the ocean tide.

Check out his website for more information, not only about his sand sculptures but about his paintings and ministry.

I thought this was amazing. I can't think I'd do anything fancier than a "sand castle." ;-)